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JAS Aerospace Mexico, in coordination with JAS Peru and JAS Miami, completed a successful transport from the Jorge Chavez Airport to the Queretaro International Airport. The shipment was completed on May 24 and included a CFM56-5B4/3 standard airplane engine. The CFM56-5B4/3 is the world’s best-selling jet engine and the exclusive engine for Boeing Next-Generation single-aisle airliners.
It is the third engine JAS Aerospace Mexico has transported in 2021. However, it is the first time they handled this kind of sensitive cargo by air. On February 15, the company shipped the first motor. JAS Aerospace moved a second engine on March 1.
Moving a CFM56-5B4/3 engine is a delicate operation due to its size and fragility. The JAS Peru logistics team met every challenge it faced to guarantee the engine’s safe passage. The engine weighs 4,650 kilograms and is 3.99 meters long, 2.50 meters wide, and 2.25 meters tall. Its shape made it difficult to fit in a standard shipping container. The team used an engine stand to secure it in place during the flight. Engine stands must be lightweight enough to prevent exceeding cargo weight limits for air transport.
There are no direct flights from Peru to Mexico, which posed a final test in moving the CFM56-5B4/3 engine for the JAS Peru team. Collaborating with the logistics teams at JAS Miami and JAS Aerospace Mexico ensured safe transport. It also identified the most reliable and profitable route for the client.
CFM56-5B4/3s are powerful engines with many delicate parts. They are expensive to repair if damaged during shipping. “JAS Peru’s qualified professionals can safely and securely handle sensitive cargo that demands zero mistakes or delivery delays,” said Cecelia Galleno, Air Freight Manager for JAS Peru. “Our team continues to offer its expertise in providing transport services to customers that comply with target expectations.”
At JAS, we know people make the difference, so when a customer contacted us needing to move a specialized mining tool from India to Mexico via airfreight, team members across the world collaborated to design a tailor-made solution.
The oversized and overweight tool was too large for regular air freight, weighing over 3,600 Kgs and measuring more than 19.00 CBM, and needed to be moved quickly so that the customer could maintain business continuity. Without it, the customer risked needing to stop operations which could cost them thousands of dollars.
Realizing the time-sensitive nature of the project, JAS logistics engineering experts quickly worked to develop a unique multi-modal routing plan that allowed the Out Of Gauge (OOG) piece to be moved from India via Europe to Texas, USA, and to its final destination in Mexico in a very short period of time.
Thanks to the collaboration of our team members, the OOG tool was delivered to the customer in 6 days allowing for complete business continuity.
JAS is dedicated to our customers and often has the opportunity to help clients overcome challenges when immediate shipments are needed. We have a passion for finding solutions to these kinds of problems and acting as a reliable partner for our clients.
Congratulations to all of our team members, whose hard work and dedication made this happen. We are proud to continue to make a difference for our customers!
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has mandated that, by June 30th, 100% of international all-cargo aircraft flights receive the same level of security screening and scrutiny that cargo shipments on passenger fights undergo now. This means international air cargo moving with charters/freighters, including cargo moving in with JAS Flight Operations (Blue World Atlantic) from the USA, will be subject to mandatory security screening by June 30th, 2021.
Challenges caused by the new mandate:
Is JAS prepared?
What is ICAO:
JAS prides itself on the ability to make a difference for their customers. So, when an industrial sector client reached out to them about moving a 650 CBM piece of machinery from the USA to Italy, JAS was able to quickly mobilize and find the most efficient solution, in the most challenging market.
The shipment was coordinated by the JAS Como branch in Italy in cooperation with the JAS Memphis branch in the USA.
Due to its nonstandard dimensions, the shipment required five Blue World Atlantic flights from Chicago to Frankfurt. Once the cargo arrived in Frankfurt, a total of 15 trucks were used for its final delivery to the client in Italy.
JAS offers weekly flight operations on the transatlantic trade lane with predictable lead times to and from the USA and Europe. These flights provide guaranteed capacity and control and each flight offers a hub solution so transfers can be arranged to and from multiple origin and destination points.
Thanks to the collaboration of both the JAS USA and JAS Italy teams, the customers' demands were successfully met and the shipment arrived safely and on time.
With over 30 years of solid credibility, 12 branches, and 3 gateways at the main airports in the country, JAS has been expanding its operations throughout the Brazilian territory. By improving their services and processes as well as spending the time on training and qualifying the entire JAS Brazil team to be able to handle a multitude of customer needs the JAS Brazil team intends on building initiatives that align with the JAS mission.
As with all national operations at JAS Worldwide, JAS Brazil is a key network country in the complex world of freight forwarding. They also have the competitive advantage of being OEA, ISO 45001, ISO 14001, and ISO 9001 certified, having a team of dedicated professionals, and perfecting the technology for data collection and systems in order to provide the best in market service to customers. JAS Brazil also boasts specialists in air freight, sea freight (FCL and LCL), and customs clearance, with expertise to serve the main market sectors including Industrial, Automotive, Electronics, Food and Beverage, Manufacturing, Pharma, Oil and Gas, and Chemical.
In addition to their excellence in service and certifications, JAS 'growth in the Brazilian market is also due to data quality and process management.
The JAS team is prepared to offer logistic solutions that meet deadlines, costs, and market demands through management systems and visibility. Additionally, JAS Brazil is able to run detailed performance reports by combining these abilities with the team's efficient communication throughout the JAS network.
JAS Brazil knows that supporting and strengthening their network means supporting and strengthening their team. Aiming to provide customers with the best service available, JAS looks forward to continuing to grow in Brazil.
Com mais de 30 anos de solidez e credibilidade, 12 filiais e 3 Gateways nos principais aeroportos do país, a JAS Brasil vem ampliando sua atuação em todo território brasileiro aperfeiçoando os serviços e processos, capacitando e qualificando nossa equipe, além de construir iniciativas que alinhem nossa performance com nossa missão.
Tal como acontece com todas as operações nacionais da JAS Worldwide, a JAS Brasil é referência no complexo mundo do agenciamento de carga, com o diferencial competitivo de ser certificada OEA, ISO 45001, ISO 14001, e ISO 9001, um time de profissionais dedicados, aperfeiçoamento da tecnologia para coleta de dados e sistemas. Especialistas nas operações de Frete Aéreo, Frete Marítimo (FCL e LCL) e Desembaraço Aduaneiro, com expertise para atender os principais setores do mercado, entre eles: Indústria, Automobilístico, Eletrônico, Alimentos e Bebidas, Manufatura, Pharma, Óleo e Gás e Industria Quimica.
Somado a excelência no atendimento e certificações, o crescimento da JAS no mercado brasileiro deve-se também a qualidade dos dados e gestão dos processos.
Nossa equipe está preparada para oferecer soluções logísticas que atendem a prazos, custos e demandas do mercado por meio de sistemas gerencias, visibilidade, além dos relatórios de performance combinando isso com uma comunicação ágil e eficiente.
A JAS Brasil, acredita que o comprometimento com o nossa equipe e com nossos clientes e parceiros nos leva ao sucesso, aqui as pessoas fazem a diferença!
On May 13th, 2021 JAS Uruguay organized three air charters from Montevideo to Guatemala. JAS offers routine flight operations to many key trade-lanes utilizing the extensive JAS network of air gateways. These gateways along with the teams’ expertise in the air market, enabled JAS Uruguay to find and create the best possible combination of locations for the freight to travel through to reach its destination.
The project had to be coordinated very quickly, as the customer required the cargo to be delivered within 7 days of placing the request with JAS to find a solution. JAS immediately began working and coordinating with LATAM Cargo, the carrier of JAS’ choosing to handle this delivery. The LATAM Cargo operational team has worked with JAS in the past and has always provided the best accommodations possible. Strong relationships with carriers such as LATAM Cargo are a part of what gives the JAS team the ability to achieve seemingly impossible tasks, with accuracy and efficiency.
The charter was organized using a B767-300 freighter, which is the more fuel-efficient of the medium-widebody freighters available currently on the market. The aircraft departed the MVD airport in Uruguay at 22:30 HRS after having the loading operation supervised by the JAS Uruguay team. The JAS team coordinated the cargo drop off, documentation, receipt at the terminal, labeling & repacking, compliance checks, and loading procedures, all while providing the customer with real-time updates and tracking of the departures and arrivals via satellite follow-ups once the cargo was in the air. The air charter then arrived at the La Aurora International Airport in Guatemala on Friday the 14th at 06:02 HRS local time.
The last 2 charters included an average of 48 tons per flight. Each flight containing both hazardous and non-hazardous materials that required IATA DEG regulation labeling and repack work for the extra protection of the cargo. JAS can evaluate and handle all different types of HAZMAT materials in compliance with IATA regulations. JAS is also not limited to dangerous goods or general cargo and regularly handles perishable goods and pharma products that require temperature control.
With JAS' expertise in both air charters and hazardous goods transport, the customer knew they could turn to JAS to accomplish their goals. JAS’ team of experts can ensure the safe, efficient, and successful arrival of a variety of goods through the extensive JAS network. JAS knows that people make the difference, and JAS Uruguay's success is another testament to that slogan.
JAS USA and JAS India recently tackled a significant humanitarian Covid Aid relief project on behalf of an important customer. JAS moved a large air shipment of Oxygen concentrators & accessories for distribution/donation to government hospitals in India.
These facilities are treating Covid patients in socioeconomically weaker areas of the country. The Indian population of low income and migrant laborers have little or no access to medical health benefits from an affordability standpoint. JAS is proud to support in helping to meet the needs of this portion of the population.
The JAS USA Los Angeles team arranged collection from the supplier of 5 pallets of O2 concentrators and accessories, each weighing 1,000lbs. The LA team reconfigured the incoming pallets to allow for the needed flexibility required to place the shipments on various air freight carriers.
Our JAS India team at the destination was able to clear customs and deliver the medical equipment the same day.
JAS Brazil completed five charter flights for an automotive customer, successfully delivering more than 200 tons of parts and equipment.
This 5-day operation from pickup to delivery involved many members of the JAS team, including air specialists and import and export specialists. To distribute the heavy load safely, the cargo was divided between three chartered aircraft: a Boeing 777, a Boeing 767-300F, and an Airbus A339-900. This expertise of the team ensured a safe and successful, on-time delivery for the happy JAS customer, once again demonstrating that at JAS, people make the difference.
Mais 5 Charters finalizados com sucesso!
A JAS Brasil, realizou com tempo recorde um embarque em 5 etapas carregando mais de 200 toneladas de peças e equipamentos do setor Automobilístico. Da coleta na origem ao ponto final de entrega foram 5 dias de operação, envolvendo nossos especialistas e analistas aéreos da JAS. Para distribuir bem esse peso, a carga foi dividia em cinco aeronaves sendo três Charter Boing 777, um Boing 767-300F e um Airbus A339-900 próprios para cargas pesadas os quais cumprem com excelência, agilidade e segurança para garantir a entrega ao cliente!
A Equipe JAS Brasil opera com charter semanais , para as rotas de Shanghai, Hong Kong e Frankfurt.
Conte com a JAS para otimizar os seus processos logísticos!
Over the course of the past few years, JAS Chicago has been one of the fastest growing and top performing branches within the global JAS organization. Then, in March 2020, the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting disruptions threatened to derail the results and momentum: the culmination of many years of hard work. Business continuity, especially consistency in high levels of customer service, was always goal number one, but shifting an entire office staff to a virtual work environment overnight while ensuring the safety of essential warehouse personnel was an incredible challenge.
While the immediate challenge was met head on, and successfully so, by the entire JAS organization, anxiety regarding the lingering economic impacts of the pandemic was ever-present. The challenge was now how does JAS adapt to a global industry that had essentially changed overnight. Based on the feedback of customers, JAS invested immediately into an own-controlled flight network with additional adhoc charter space to inject much needed air capacity on key trade lanes. Due to its strategic geographic location, warehouse, and airport infrastructure, Chicago became the US hub for both the trans-Pacific and trans-Atlantic flight operations.
In one month’s time, the uncertainty had begun to fade and the excitement about a new direction was taking hold. By the end of April 2020, the Chicago branch had transformed from a successful large local branch into a key strategic global gateway servicing the entire JAS network. This held its own challenges and many lessons were learned from issues that arose, but every challenge was met with hard work, determination, and an eye towards the future.
Over the following months, a continual drive to find efficiencies and improve the process and structure around the flight operations was a central focus. The JAS Chicago team knew that this would ultimately bring value to their customers while offering a differentiator in the market for future growth. Efficiencies in the warehouse were implemented in order to accommodate incredible volume growth in a limited space. Warehouse efficiencies resulted in faster turn-around times from flight arrival to final-mile delivery. High performing staff were given opportunities to grow into newly created gateway leadership roles, while no less than six other promotions within the branch were executed. New high-level talent was recruited and on-boarded that will one day grow into the future leaders within the Chicago branch and beyond.
In March of 2021, the annual USA Executive/Branch Manager meeting was held virtually. As a result of their incredible performance and impact to the JAS global network over the course of a most challenging year, it was announced that Chicago was named the JAS USA Branch of the Year for 2020. In the same meeting, it was announced that JAS Chicago would be expanding its footprint with plans to acquire additional warehouse space in the Chicago area in the very near future. These two announcements illustrate what has made JAS Chicago a true success story: utilizing the success of the past to invest in the future.
In the face of all challenges, thanks to the continued dedication and innovation of team members, JAS Chicago is able meet the needs of their customers. Especially over the last year, it is more apparent than ever, at JAS, people make the difference!
Another successful JAS charter flight has taken place. This challenging delivery was coordinated by JAS Brazil.
The transportation load included 80 cubic meters with more than 30 tons in total volume. There were 3 collection points from the various shippers in Poland. In additon to the usual complexity shipments such as these require, all the drivers at each and every border crossing were covid-19 tested up until the final drop off destination at Milan.
The flight departed from Milan headed to the Recife airport. From the pick ups in Poland to the arrival to Recife, within 120 hours, JAS organized the operation time attending our customer needs, so customer factory have not stopped. Our team was extremelly engaged to show that in JAS People Make The Difference in a daily basis, and that is why we have been getting good results. The whole process was closely followed up by JAS team, from fiscal documents check, fumigation of the pallets, cargo labeling, storage, ground transportation, aircraft loading and unloading.
The team at the JAS Porto Alegre branch are continuing to grow their position in the southern market daily, as they expand their expertise in air, land, and sea transport. The dedicated JAS team has the know-how to serve customers from all industries and assist with any necessity. JAS has the necessary resources, knowledge, and technology to help your company navigate the highly complex logistics and supply chain processes.
This JAS office is located in the center of Porto Alegre, the state capital, which is considered the fifth largest economic hub in Brazil, with various industries including auto companies, and footwear manufacturers.
The difference in JAS' ability to meet the expectations of the Rio Grande do Sul market are the customized service offerings and the teams’ dedication to meeting the needs of the current market while ensuring excellent results, as well as cost reduction, and optimization of deadlines.
A equipe JAS da filial de Porto Alegre vem aumentando a cada dia o seu posicionamento no mercado sulista e ampliando sua expertise no transporte aéreo, rodoviário e marítimo. Temos um time dedicado com know-how para atender clientes de todos os seguimentos. Nosso time atualmente está posicionado como consultor para ajudá-los em qualquer demanda com total capacidade de executar processos de alta complexidade em todos os modais da cadeia logística.
O escritório da JAS é localizado no centro de Porto Alegre, capital do estado, considerada o quinto polo econômico do Brasil com a presença de grandes empresas automobilísticas, calçadistas e diversas indústrias. Um território atrativo e com grandes oportunidades de negócio.
Nosso diferencial para atender as expectativas do mercado do Rio Grande do Sul está no atendimento customizado, a dedicação do nosso time garante resultados excelentes com redução dos custos e otimização dos prazos diante do atual momento desafiador do mercado.
A JAS entende que todas as etapas do processo são importantes para uma boa performance final.
Conte com a JAS, aqui as pessoas fazem a diferença!
With a 56% reduction in passenger flights since this time last year, the overall global air freight capacity is down about 13% from this time last year.
Limited space on remaining flights means frequent delays and interruptions of supply chains globally.
With the unpredictable availability of cargo space, how do we regain control of air freight to ensure service in such a critical time?
The traditional air freight model is no longer a realistic option, instead, alternative approaches are the key to maintaining a reliable and uninterrupted supply chain by providing door-to-door control of the shipping process. It is crucial that every step of the process - from the time the cargo is picked up to its final delivery - is meticulously managed by the service provider with shipments processed through facilities controlled by the service provider, both at origin and destination, avoiding the typical congestion at airport hubs, reducing overall transit time, and increasing control.
Lastly, a prime network of delivery options carries the cargo to its ultimate destination.
In late 2020 JAS introduced BLUE WORLD PACIFIC, weekly flights between Shanghai and Chicago and a second route from Hong Kong to Los Angeles. The BLUE WORLD PACIFIC prime schedule is the best solution for supporting customers in the Asia – North America air freight corridor!
If your business could benefit from a regular service in the Transpacific corridor contact a local JAS representative for more information.
The current pandemic has caused shipping disruptions across the globe.
With a 70% reduction in passenger flights since February 2020, the overall global air freight capacity is down about 25% from this time last year. Limited space on limited flights means frequent delays and interruptions of supply chains globally.
With the unpredictable availability of cargo space, how do we regain control of air freight to ensure service in such a critical time?
The traditional air freight model is no longer a realistic option, instead Flight Operations are the key for maintaining a reliable and uninterrupted supply chain by providing door-to-door control of the shipping process. With a Flight Operation, every step of the process - from the time the cargo is picked up to its final delivery - is meticulously managed by the service provider.
Shipments are processed through facilities controlled by the service provider, both at origin and destination. This system avoids the typical congestion at airport hubs, reduces overall transit time, and increases control.
The aircraft themselves offer unmatched flexibility to meet all cargo needs. Freighters have the capability to move normal and specialized cargo such as dangerous goods, oversized pieces, and shipments requiring refrigeration such as perishable and pharma.
Lastly, a prime network of delivery options carries the cargo to its ultimate destination.
In early August JAS introduced BLUE WORLD ATLANTIC, a weekend roundtrip Flight Operation between Chicago and Frankfurt, utilizing B 747 – 400 F Nose-Load for optimum loading capabilities. The BLUE WORLD ATLANTIC prime schedule is the best solution for supporting customers in the transatlantic air freight corridor!
If your business could benefit from a regular flight operation in the transatlantic corridor contact a local JAS representative for more information.
JAS Worldwide, together with their business partner Global Airlift Solutions, has managed another successful and urgent charter operation from the USA to China carrying important medical and Coronavirus outbreak relief goods.
The Boing 747-400 departed on Saturday Feb 21 2020 from the Chicago O' Hare International Airport and arrived at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport on Sunday Feb 23rd at 16:51 local time. The plane carried 100 tons of freight, of which 50% were relief goods such as facial masks and disinfectants.
“JAS is proud to be a able to provide a quick and reliable solution for our customers that want to support their employees and business partners during a difficult time”, said Senior Director for Air Freight for JAS USA,
Dirk Ravensteiner. Capacity is extremely tight and flight cancellations after the outbreak of the Coronavirus have reduced available cargo capacity from and to China by more than 40%. Making shipping solutions more complicated.
JAS Worldwide is now also offering unique Sea/Air solutions to/from China. JAS Worldwide hopes to ensure that this is a suitable and alternative solution for shipments to cities in the Northern & Central part of China like Qingdao, Beijing, Tianjin & Dalian, Shanghai and Ningbo.
For more details about our charter services & Sea/Air solutions, please contact your local JAS Worldwide representative.
JAS Worldwide is proud to announce that Mr. Mario Tenebruso joined the JAS family as Vice President, Air Freight for the Americas this past June, beginning on the 10th.
Mario is an Italian citizen who grew-up in Germany and has been living in the United States since 2011.
During his 26 years career in the industry, he has performed many critical roles for major global forwarders such as Gateway Manager, Key Account Manager, Ocean Import Manager, and Vice President-Airfreight Operation USA; the most recent role he helpd for the last five years has been the District Head of Air Freight, USA - East region.
JAS is excited to have Mario join the team. Please join us in welcoming him to the family!
To celebrate two decades of operations in the Colombian market, global CEO of JAS Worldwide, Marco Rebuffi, was in the country and sat down to speak with MAIL INTERNATIONAL on the business conditions of agencies in the cargo business and the future of logistics in the world.
What recommendations can you suggest?
One recommendation is to start replicating the good practices of the countries that already have efficiency in this industry, less bureaucracy, greater economic openings, investments in infrastructure and less barriers to foreign investment.
As for your own business, how do you define efficient logistics?
You can talk extensively about efficiency, but the fundamental best practices are presented in terms of moving cargo the best way possible and with the greatest economy from the supplier to the final customer. In addition to that, cost Logistics are essential because its weight percentage is high compared to the final price. We try to be integrator logistics specialists in how we perform. Finally, if each part of the chain is efficient, of course everything throughout the process will be successful and will result in benefits to everyone.
Will the commercial conflict between China and the United States substantially modify World trade?
These commercial wars are going to be solved at some point is our wish as a global company. In the United States there are some tax rates like those of all countries, however, they are competitive and there are not so many barriers for players who want to have a portion of the import market. In China, however, the conditions are different, there are too many barriers, loads high tariffs, and unless you have direct presence with a logistics partner, doing business is difficult. I think that the governments are acting in a way that is suitable when sitting down and agreeing upon basic rules to get a compromise negotiated and China should agree to some competitive standards.
Do you attract projects like the so-called Silk Road?
For us it is important to be active and recognized in China. Our staff in China exceeds 700 people, we are a well-known company there and we operate with many diverse options of transport available for our clients distribution needs.
What does your company offer to clients that set you apart for the short and long term?
To compete in this market a series of indispensable elements is required. One is the price, ours are competitive, but beyond the traditional methods we have invested in a robust computer platform which is the way we generate value to our customers so that they can track their cargo, traceability, or measure the times of their operations. Although the fundamental thing that truly sets JAS apart is that our people make the difference, JAS staff are thoroughly trained to provide services to our clients according to the highest standards in the world.
This year, JAS Argentina had the opportunity to host two events with clients to promote the Asia Trade lane in Argentina. During these events, JAS Argentina was able to showcase that our People Make the Difference, and that is what makes JAS different. JAS Argentina has a very solid team to give clients the support they need, and they are effective at helping them to see value.
Back in March, JAS Argentina hosted a Wine Tasting with some Air Freight clients. Stefano Olmi – Vice President Sales Asia Pacific, and Gregor Vrhunc – Vice President Air Freight Americas, were traveling in Argentina and were able to interact with these clients as well. This created a great opportunity in a relaxed atmosphere to help these clients see the value JAS can bring to them.
In addition to the above event, at the beginning of May, JAS Argentina held a cocktail event with some Ocean Freight clients. Lars Huebecker, Vice President Ocean Freight – Americas, and Gabriel Lopez, Procurement & Trade Lane Manager – South America & Ocean Freight, APAC, were visiting in Argentina also. It was a priceless opportunity to bring them closer and have them interact directly with clients. Being able to share views and prospects for the near future and what to expect going forward. The goal was to help clients create long-term plans and make informed decisions with first-hand knowledge of what is coming.
Attendance and participation was great at both events. Clients found it extremely useful and appreciated the time and opportunity given.
As of Monday March 20, 2018, JAS Forwarding (USA) is now assisting CBP and TSA on its initiative to provide enhanced security for air cargo coming into the United States.
The Air Cargo Advanced Screening (ACAS) initiative was created by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to gather data concerning the parties and commodities involved in air cargo prior to its loading on an aircraft at a foreign port. The initiative is currently in the pilot phase, allowing CBP to collaborate with the air cargo industry to determine the most effective means of achieving the desired regulatory results without affecting the speed of air cargo operations. CBP extended the ACAS pilot program last year in hopes of getting more participation. Government officials have stated that mandatory compliance with ACAS may be expedited due to a recent scare concerning an IED found on a plane headed for the United States. This prompted an emergency order requiring stricter scrutiny of air cargo by TSA Administrator David Pekoske. Growing terrorist concern has already prompted six airlines to comply with this requirement on all cargo originating from certain countries.
"Technology innovation remains a cornerstone of our mission to ensure worldwide transparency and an efficient supply chain for our customers by delivering their cargo on time and securely," said Laurie Arnold, Regulatory Compliance Officer at JAS Forwarding (USA). "As an early adopter and one of the few Forwarders participating in the ACAS pilot program, we are sharing information with CBP further back in the supply chain to help identify high-risk air shipments into the U.S. while accelerating the movement of low-risk shipments."
JAS Forwarding (USA) has partnered with Descartes Global Logistics Network to collect house bill information directly from its Cargo Wise enterprise system to file directly to CBP without any manual intervention, thereby; increasing data quality and velocity.
“The majority of ACAS pilot participants consists of airlines and express carriers, but has lacked forwarder participation. Representing the forwarding community, we have the chance to help write the rules before we are subjected to their requirements," says Sommer Sampson, Corporate IAC Security Coordinator at JAS Forwarding (USA). "We're excited to be an active part in the ACAS pilot and committed to enhancing readiness for the regulation when it is issued." Ms. Sampson is the lead 24hr contact with CBP NTS (National TargetingCenter), along with team member Fabienne Jolly Corporate Compliance Coordinator, CCS. Sampson states, “Getting on board with this initiative was no easy task and we could not have done it without the assistance of our IT Special Projects division...... It was truly a team effort.”
Week 1, 2018 Montevideo, Uruguay.
When an Expedition Cruise Vessel on route to the Antarctic was in urgent need of a critical spare part, JAS Uruguay was ready to take on the challenge. As per information received from their part supplier, the part would need to arrive in the Falkland Islands, Mount Pleasant Airport (MPN) on Wednesday January 10th in order to be received on time.
There is only one commercial airline operating to MPN once a week and it has a limitation of weight and height per piece transported because of the narrow bodied aircraft that is used for the route. It was not possible to reduce the packaging size or to split the critically needed spare part into smaller packages for transport.
Therefore, JAS Uruguay chartered a small aircraft to ensure our customer that the transport was carried out as fast as possible, as well as meeting the required weight and height limitations for their cargo. After permits and approvals were acquired and met, a direct flight was planned using a Lear Jet 35 aircraft.
The pilots removed a few seats to get the space needed for the cargo and used a small crane in order to charge and discharge the piece. After 2 hours and 40 minutes of flight from the origin, the piece arrived safely and on time at MPN Airport.
Orders with short notice are commonplace in this industry and cruise supply companies have to live with them. At JAS Uruguay, we have passion for finding solutions to these kind of problems and acting as a reliable partner for these companies.
Congratulations to our Air Export team, whose hard work and dedication made this happen.
Recently, JAS Canada put in place a dedicated transportation service from Toronto and Montreal to Miami, to interline with the many air freight consolidations already in place and being managed by JAS Miami.
This simple, yet powerful solution lets our clients enjoy a more cost effective way to ship their North American orders to arrive together.
The advantage to this solution is that most of the product moves via freighter or dedicated capacity to its destination makes the routing more flexible and ultimately faster.
Current destinations served are from Montreal and Toronto to Juan Santamaria CR, Curitiba BR, Sao Paulo BR, Viracopos BR, Ezeiza Ar, Bogota Co, Lima Pe, Mexico City MX, Montevideo UY, Panama City PA, Santiago CL.
Please contact any of our Latin American or Canadian offices for more details.
An official commitment has been made for several years now with JAS Peru, JAS Chile, JAS Panama and INTERMAX in order to promote Southbound traffic. As of May 2017, Argentina, Colombia and Uruguay have been added to this commitment, expanding our presence in LATAM, and helping our overseas colleagues grow their internal market with competitive rates, value added services and strong commercial efforts at both ends. LATAM countries have dedicated sales people and market experts, supported by top management to grow this traffic.
Chile and Peru are now placed among market leaders and we expect Argentina and Colombia to become top players in this important market.
Argentina has started an aggressive AIR campaign, distributed among top accounts, providing competitive rates, space and top of the line customer service to these accounts. Colombia will replicate this excellent initiative in order to take advantage of the potential this market has.
Uruguay will continue to secure top accounts which will allow us to grow.
Panama has recently secured a distribution center for Central America business.
We invite our USA Colleagues to sell LATAM traffic with confidence. We are here to support your needs with industry knowledge for each of our lanes. It is a great opportunity to grow your business with confidence and full support!
Bound for Charlotte - North Carolina - United States, both aircrafts carried more than 178 tons of cargo for a large automotive customer.
At the forefront of airfreight and considering Guarulhos Airport is mostly for transient aircraft operations, JAS innovated by offering "Tailor-Made" logistics to the need of one of our major customers. Enabling the fast flow from Guarulhos to South Carolina in the USA, which allowed the best use of available aircraft capacity, which came out with almost 100% of use.
This operation was carried out in partnership with GRU Airport, which during the operation offered JAS all the necessary support throughout the process, quickly enabling the unloading and subsequent delivery of freight to the operator of the Charter.
From the unloading to the palleting, JAS had all the cargo ready for loading in a short time, counting on the GRU Airport know-how.
While other freight forwarders have recently been focusing on consolidating operations and reducing footprint, JAS has been very aggressive in developing new markets both in the USA and Worldwide while expanding their footprint. As a company, JAS still believes in developing any new markets requiring resources in the specific region dedicated to understanding the needs of our customers and community members within each region.
As it relates to the investment at Rickenbacker, JAS was presented a golden opportunity to move into a new state of the art 90,000 sq foot facility & CFS located adjacent to the runway at LCK airport. The move made sense based upon existing strategic partnerships in the Columbus region coupled with development of consistent airfreight services to and from LCK with best of class carriers such as Cargolux, Cathay Pacific & Emirates.
JAS (LCK), Inc.
2893 George Paige Jr Road-Suite 242
Columbus, OH 43217
Since JAS has moved to Rickenbacker in January, 2017, the company has engaged the local Columbus business community and has gotten involved in many of the local associations within the area. The reception has been positive and resources available in the region, specifically in the logistics community, have been a pleasant surprise.
In addition to growing JAS' presence locally in the region, the company is also promoting the product offerings available from LCK that separate JAS from the competition throughout the Ohio Valley corridor in areas such as MI, IN, KY, as well as western PA & NY. LCK has allowed JAS to reduce airport dwell times from anywhere between six to 48 hours vs the standard gateway hubs. JAS is also engaging its current portfolio of core carriers by possibly adding flights to the region as the customer reception from the use of LCK has been very positive. As the world continues to be connected globally and e-commerce changes the way consumers buy, the air cargo industry is also evolving and JAS sees the need to be faster to market in all industry sectors in order to compete. JAS believes LCK will help provide the speed needed in specific verticals such as retail, hi-tech & automotive, which are prevalent in the Ohio valley. The company believes this strategic move to Rickenbacker will continue to position JAS as a leader in the market driven to innovation that will ultimately benefit JAS' clients.
If you would like to get to know the team at JAS LCK please reach out to Fritz Belinga at +1 (614) 969-7777, or you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Three years ago, JAS USA made an official commitment to JAS Peru and JAS Chile promoting Southbound Traffic. With ongoing efforts from two Gateways, JAS has established weekly Ocean Consols from Miami in JAS loaded Containers, and six Air Consols from Los Angeles and Miami averaging 30 tons per week combined.
In a short time, JAS Peru and JAS Chile have become market leaders, allowing JAS better buying power with Airlines and Ocean carriers, which creates larger consolidations and more attractive pricing options. These two countries have dedicated Sales Persons for JAS USA, serving as in house, market experts.
JAS Peru currently ranks sixth amongst Freight Forwarders, with 1.2M kilos of air freight and over 450 TEUs of ocean freight. JAS Chile is showing a steady 30% growth rate the last two years with 500 tons of airfreight and over 450 TEUs of ocean freight.
Get to know Chile and Peru below!
Population 18 million
• Industry: Copper, other minerals, foodstuffs, fish processing, iron and steel
• Agriculture: Wheat, corn, grapes, beans; beef; fish; timber
• Exports: Copper, fish, fruits, paper and pulp, chemicals
1) Chile is the longest country in the world from north to south at 2,647 miles (4,620 km) long and extends across 38 degrees of latitude. The Andes Mountain Range extends the entire length of the country north to south.
2) Chile has the world’s largest reserves of copper—around one-quarter of the global supply—and is the number one exporter of copper in the world. Chile also has the second largest reserve of lithium and has substantial reserves of iron, silver, salt, zinc, manganese, molybdenum, gold, coal, and iodine.
3) Chile began to export salmon in 1984 and is now the world’s second largest exporter of salmon after Norway. Chile is also the largest exporter of fishmeal in the world.
4) With over 100 wineries in the country, Chile is now the 5th largest exporter of wine in the world.
5) Divorce in Chile was legalized only in 2005, and the country has one of the lowest divorce rates globally.
Population 31 million
• Industry: Mining of metals, petroleum, fishing, textiles, clothing, food processing
• Agriculture: Coffee, cotton, sugarcane, rice; poultry; fish
• Exports: Fish and fish products, gold, copper, zinc, crude petroleum and byproducts
1) 60% of Peru is jungle. Most of Peru's Amazon remains unexplored, and hence has some of the best untouched rain forests anywhere in the world.
2) The finest cottons in the world, Pima and Tanguis are Peruvian.
3) Peru is the sixth-largest producer of gold in the world. Peru produced 162 tons of gold, worth over US$6.3 billion in 2010. Fourteen percent of Peru’s government revenue is provided by gold.
4) Second largest asparagus producer after China and Peru exports almost its entire crop yearly.
5) In 1885, the Coca Cola Company in Georgia began making a wine with coca leaves that was converted into a soft drink known as Coca Cola. By 1903, public outcry over the ill effects of cocaine forced the company to remove the coca leaves from its recipe for the drink, and it became more or less the soft drink millions enjoy today.
We are very pleased to announce this investment, which is necessary to keep growing and contribute [to] the air product development in our company. The strong growth we obtained in recent years explains the decision to have a presence at the Airport. This is a competitive advantage, improving the quality of the service we offer to our customers and confirm JAS as an important player in our local market.
Uruguay and, in particular, Carrasco airport have great potential for the future. Because it not only operates as a reception center for local exports and imports; but also the Uruguayan legislation gives it the “Free Airport” agreement [which is] a very important benefit. This is a good platform for foreign companies looking to establish a regional distribution center for Latin American markets.
The Free Airport regime has been incorporated relatively recently compared to the existing free zone and free port regimes. Therefore, many companies are expected to join this platform, mainly those in vertical markets requiring large parts of their cargo by air. (i.e.Pharma).
Uruguay is a Regional HUB. Through the different logistics platforms that Uruguayan law permits (Free Zones, Free Port and Free Airport), many multinational companies are already operating in our country as a distribution center for the region. In this sense, more than 40% of the total air cargo exports come from these special customs zones and the percentage is increasing year by year. Uruguay will be closing the year 2016 with a total of 13.5 million kilos of export moved by air.
The airport's cargo terminal has just presented [itself as] a very important investment in infrastructure. Within the airport there is a facility designed in compliance with good distribution practices (GDP) established by WHO (World Health Organization), prepared to meet the high requirements of handling and storage of the pharmaceutical industry. The main purpose is to attract new foreign companies in this sector.
Our presence at the airport, together with the successful implementation of our global cargo system (Cargowise), provide optimum conditions to offer this type of integral logistics solutions to our global corporate clients. We have no doubt this is a very important step in our 15 years of history as [a] JAS WW subsidiary. At the strategic level, we aim to be aligned with the perspectives and challenges that Uruguay as a logistics country has in the upcoming years. The JAS Uruguay team is ready